Good math/code lesson from HMS Queen Elizabeth
curry at pair.com
Wed Aug 11 07:58:36 EDT 2021
Only 1 post this week; typing hurts.
(Downtime after a neurotoxin exposure.)
Big fan of the F-35 stealth fighter.
So naturally, the HMS Queen Elizabeth too!
Great journey this year with US and UK jets.
Also a TV show about the ship, "Supercarrier."
One episode had a good math (or code) lesson:
During sea trials, they noticed some vibration.
Almost shrugged it off, but then found damage.
Cause: a bad engineering calculation years ago;
they had trusted and built upon a bad calc.
Luckily it acted up early during the trials,
so no injuries or mission complications.
But a good reminder: build on a firm foundation,
double-check assumptions, and triple test apps!
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